Hurricane Center Tracking 3 Atlantic Storms: Katia, Maria and Nate

 Thursday, September 8, 2011

 Insurance Journal

It’s a busy time of year for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The NHC is currently following one hurricane Katia, and two tropical storms Maria and Nate. Katia is following the previously forecast track between the east coast of the U.S. and Bermuda. Although the storm is still a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 87 mph, 141 km/h, and gusts up to 107 mph, 172 km/h. The NHC said hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles, 150 kms, from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles, 370 kms.